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Gilbert Fitz Richard

Male Abt 1173 - 1189  (~ 12 years)

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  • Name Gilbert Fitz Richard 
    Born Abt 1173 
    Gender Male 
    Died From 1185 to 1189 
    Person ID I6952  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 27 May 2021 

    Father Richard "Strongbow" Fitz Gilbert (de Clare),   b. Abt 1130,   d. Abt 20 Apr 1176  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Mother Eve of Leinster,   d. Aft 1194 
    Married 26 Aug 1170  County Waterford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2878  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      1. “Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial & Medieval Families,” Douglas Richardson (2013):
      “RICHARD FITZ GILBERT (nicknamed Strongbow), 2nd Earl of Pembroke, Earl of Striguil, of Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Hinxworth, Hertfordshire, etc., seigneur of Bienfaite and Orbec (both in Normandy), Justiciar of Ireland, son and heir, born about 1130. On the accession of King Henry II in 1154, he refused to acknowledged Richard as earl and took the lordship of Pembroke into his own hands. In Autumn 1167 he came to an agreement with Dermot MacMurrough, King of Leinster; for the earl's assistance with an army, he could have Eve, Dermot's eldest daughter in marriage and the succession to Leinster. An army was assembled led by Raymond Fitz Gerald (also known as Raymond le Gros) that included Welsh archers; it captured the towns of Wexford, Waterford, and Dublin in 1169-70. Richard married at Waterford, Ireland about 26 August 1170 EVE OF LEINSTER daughter of Dermot MacMurrough (also called Diarmait MacMurchada), King of Leinster, by Mor, daughter of Muirchertach Ua Tuathail From 1172 onwards, he was styled Earl of Striguil. They had one son, Gilbert [Earl of Pembroke], and one daughter, Isabel. In 1173 he played a critical role in Normandy in defending the castle of Gisors and recapturing Verneuil for the king. RICHARD FITZ GILBERT, 2nd Earl of Pembroke died about 20 April 1176, and was buried in the Church of the Holy Trinity [Christ Church], Dublin. His widow, Eve, was living in 1187. Sometime in the period, 1185-94, his widow, Eve, as "heres Regis Deremicii,"confirmed to John Comyn, Archbishop of Dublin, and his successors all of her earlier gifts. At her death, she was buried in Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire.
      Lipscomb Hist. & Antiqs. of Buckingham 1 (1847): 200-201 (Clare ped.). Jour. British Arch. Assoc. 10 (1855): 261-263 (undated charter of Earl Richard son of Earl Gilbert to the monks of Usk; charter witnessed by Countess Isabel and Isabel her daughter, Ralph Bloet, and Walter Bloet). Eyton Court, Household, & Itinerary of King Henry 11 (1878): 16, 109, 118, 165-166, 172, 176, 196, 202. Gilbert Acct. of Facsimiles of National MSS of Ireland (1879): 72 (charter of Richard Fitz Gislebert dated c.1172). Gilbert Chartularies of St. Mary’s Abbey, Dublin 1 (Rolls Ser. 80) (1884): 78-79 (undated charter of Earl Richard son of Earl Gilbert to St. Mary's Abbey; charter witnessed by Hervé de Montmorency and Walter Bluet), 79-81, 83-84 (undated charter of Earl Richard son of Earl Gilbert to St. Mary's Abbey; charter witnessed by Walter Bluet and Richard Bluet); 2 (Rolls Ser. 80) (1884): 12, 274 (Annals sub A.D. 1177: "Comes Ricardus circa kal. julii apud Dubliniam obiit, et in ecclesia Sancte Trinitatis."), 304 (Annals of Ireland sub A.D. 1177: "Comes Ricardus, circa kalendas Maii, apud Dubliniam obiit; in ecclesia Sancte Trinitatis Dublinie sepelitur."). Owen Desc. of Penbrokshire (Cymmrodorion Rec. Ser. 1) (1892): 16-25. Arch. Jour. 2nd Ser. 6 (1899): 221-231. C.Ch.R. 2 (1906): 361 (undated charter of Earl Richard son of Gilbert to Goldcliff Priory; charter witnessed by Isabel the earl's mother and Isabel his sister); 3 (1908): 96-97 (undated charter of Richard, Earl of Pembroke to Tintern Abbey, charter granted with the consent of his mother, Countess Isabel, and names his father, Earl Gilbert). VCH Hertford 3 (1912): 232-240. C.P. 10 (1945): Appendix H, 100-104 (sub Families of the First and Second Earls of Pembroke). Sanders English Baronies (1960): 110-111. TG 1 (1980): 4-27. Coat of Arms n.s. 10(1994): 322-328. Fryde & Greenway Handbook of British Chronology (1996): 161, 477. Tyerman Who's Who in Early Medieval England 1066-1272 (2001): 206-208 (biog. of Richard of Clare). Duffy Medieval Ireland: An Encyclopedia (2005): 733-737 (biog. of Richard Fitz Gilbert).
      Children of Richard Fitz Gilbert, by unknown wife or mistress,
      i. ___ DE CLARE, married ROBERT DE QUINCY, Constable of Leinster [see PRENDERGAST 5],
      ii. ALINE DE CLARE, married in 1174 WILLIAM FITZ MAURICE, Baron of Naas, co. Kildare. They had one son, William Fitz Maurice [Baron of Naas]. WILLIAM FITZ MAURICE died before c.September 1199. Jour. Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland 5th Ser. 2 (1892): 194 ("William, the son of Maurice, is stated in the table to have married `Ala, daughter of Strongbow'; but the 'Conquest of Ireland' (Cal. Car. MSS., 296) has it - 'Also the Erie yawe Ellyn his sustir to Wyllam Moryces yldist sone."), chart facing pg. 358. Wright Hist. Works of Giraldus Cambrensis (1905): 183 (ped.), 259 (sub Conquest of Ireland: "Raymond also, to consolidate the union among the English, induced the earl to give his daughter Alina in marriage to William, the eldest son of Maurice Fitzgerald."). English Hist. Rev. 31 (1916): 489 ("William, son of Maurice, who according to Giraldus, married in 1174 Alina, daughter of Strongbow, seems to have died before 1199, when 'William de Naas' fined for an inquisition of mort d'ancestor against the abbot of Baltinglass. This was his son and successor, the third baron, who married Mahaut de Pont de l'Arche and died in 1227, when he was succeeded by his son David, the fourth baron."). Orpen Ireland under the Normans 4 (1920): 307-308 ("Addenda et Corrigenda to Volume I and II - Vol. p. 18; vol. ii, pp. 165, 246. William, son of William, Baron of Naas': - It was William, third Baron of Naas, son of William, the second baron, who married Matilda of Pont de l'Arche. She was widow of Philip de Braose. Close Roll, 11 Hen. III, pg. 199. This William Fitz William has been hitherto omitted in the received pedigrees, but in a review of the Gormanston Register (English Hist. Review, vol. xxxi (1916), pp. 488-9) I have established his position. His father, William, son of Maurice, who married Alma, daughter of Strongbow, was dead before c. September 1199 (Rot. de Obtalis, 1 John, m. 15, p. 26). The third baron is often called simply 'William, Baron of Nass', hence the confusion, but his patronymic appears in several documents, e.g. Cal. Germanston Register, pp. 154, 200, 204; and Cal. Docs. Ireland, vol. i, p. 448. David Fitz William, fourth Baron of Naas, was his son and heir by `Mahaut de Pontearch' (Matilda de Pont de l'Arche): Cal. Gormanston Register, p. 163."). C.P. 10 (1945): Appendix H, 100-104 (sub Families of the First and Second Earls of Pembroke). Duffy Medieval Ireland: An Encyclopedia (2005): 733-735 (biog. of Richard Fitz Gilbert).
      Child of Aline de Clare, by William Fitz Maurice:
      a. WILLIAM FITZ WILLIAM, Baron of Naas, married MAUD PONTE DE L'ARCHE [see MARSHAL 2.v.c].
      Children of Richard Fitz Gilbert, by Eve of Leinster:
      i. GILBERT FITZ RICHARD, son and heir, born about 1173, died 1185-9 s.p., probably a minor. C.P. 10 (1945): Appendix H, 100-104 (sub Families of the First and Second Earls of Pembroke).
      ii. ISABEL DE CLARE, married WILLIAM MARSHAL, Knt., 3rd Earl of Pembroke [see MARSHAL 3]”